Imagine Church Differently.

Is This Just What We Do Now?

Michelle Owens talks with friends Kenji Marui and Tanya Cameron about responding to tragedies such as the murder of the Afzaal family.

Mondays in May with DOTAC

Marcie Gibson reflects on the series of diaconal seminars offered by DOTAC in May.

Images from Ministry as Community-building 2021

Students explored how to create and maintain community while turning the world upside down for social justice.

Burn Together

Michelle Owens reflects on attending a vigil for children lost to residential schools.

Theme Learning Circles 2021-2022

Is 2021-2022 the year you follow your calling? Will this be the year you dig deeper into the topics that matter to you? Is this the year you rediscover yourself as a learner? Will this be the year you reconnect with a community who learn together? Is this the year that your passion and the …

A Caring Presence in the Circle

This past year our students have benefitted from caring presence of spiritual care providing chaplains during many of their learning circles. Chaplains have been a part of CCS learning circles for many years. Learning circles can be stressful: traveling to Winnipeg for class, being away from family, trying to set other work demands aside for …

A Sense of Finding My Community

It started at a church meeting when Gloria was talking with her friends Jody Maltby and Karen Hilfman Millson about needing some mental engagement and looking for a focus for her energies. They suggested that Gloria take a look at CCS. “I think you’d like the learning style.” Gloria Tozek is a student in the …

Mary’s Gift

No, we don’t mean that Mary.  We mean Mary Naidu, who attended the Anglican Women’s Training College (now the Centre for Christian Studies) in the early 60s. Very recently, CCS received a generous bequest from the estate of Mary Naidu, and for that, we are very grateful.  But we don’t know a lot about Mary’s life after attending AWTC. …

Images from Grief and Loss 2021

“This was the most impacting and interesting circle to date,” said one student in CCS’s Grief and Loss intensive learning circle, April 28-May 5, 2021. Nine diaconal students gathered online (because, you know, pandemic) for a week to discuss spiritual care in the context of grief and loss. Students shared deeply of their own experiences …

The “Bi-vocational” Robin McGauley

Ordained minister and silversmith, Robin McGauley is more than just one thing.

Images from Living Scripture 2021

We reflected on what makes scripture alive and what it means to live in relationship with scripture.

Anne Manikel – 2021 Companion of the Centre

On April 17, 2021 the Centre for Christian Studies recognized Anne Manikel with the Companion of the Centre Award.

Annual Service of Celebration 2021 Online

Our 2021 Annual Service of Celebration, recognizing this year’s graduates and Companion of the Centre, was held online on April 17, 2021. More than 70 people from across Canada and the world participated in this worship service, celebrating the 2021 graduates of the Diaconal Ministries program – Karlene Kimber, Alana Martin, Rebecca Pike, and Bri-anne …

Meet the 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to graduates Alana Martin, Bri-anne Swan, Karlene Kimber, and Rebecca Pike and to Companion Anne Manikel! Leave a comment and join in the celebrations.

AGM March 25, 2021

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting this Thursday at 6pm Central Time. Visit the AGM event page for documents and to register for the zoom link.